problem string: "The root certificate this one claims to be issued by is unknown."
williamehlhardt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 00:19:29 EDT 2009
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:56 PM, Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 20:29 +0200, Yngve Spjeld Landro wrote:
>> Yet :-O another string I am having trouble with: "The root certificate
>> this one claims to be issued by is unknown." What/who is "this one"?
> This message sounds awkward to me, a native English speaker.
> How about something like this:
> "The certificate is issued by an unknown root."
> Or better, this message from Firefox:
> "The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is
> Unless someone objects, I'm going to commit the latter.
As the original author of that clunker, I'll chime in. The message
means to say that the certificate chain submitted by the remote host
has been validated all the way back to its root, but the root itself
is not in Pidgin's root certs list. Thus, strictly speaking (due to
the possibility of multilevel chains), neither of these seems to be
correct in all cases (nor is the original message, for that matter).
Pedantry aside, I think Richard's solution is fine, even though it is
not literally correct.
More information about the Devel